It is now reported that forces of Daesh have, as of January 2016, captured the town of Bin Jawad on the Libyan sea coast. The town is located 150 kilometers to the east of the Daesh Libyan stronghold of Sirte. The next target of Daesh appears to be As Sidr, further to the east.
While Daesh is experiencing one setback after another on the Syrian and Iraqi front lines, it is slowly but steadily expanding in Libya .
It seems obvious that Daesh is attempting to take control of Libyan oil and its routes for export through the Mediterranean. Below is the map of Libyan oil fields and oil transportation routes:
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Regularly updated interactive map of war in Libya. Press View Larger Map for better view:
The permanent page of this interactive map is here: